Capricci

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177 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Capricci is an "restaurant & deli” bringing to London 30 years of experience in selecting exceptional Italian food and wines from small artisanal producers. Capricci's Italian regional menu is inspired by the highest quality ingredients and changes on a weekly basis according to the seasonal products available. So you will not find a fixed menu but all the ideas and achievements that the creative cuisine offers daily with a passion for surprise. Our wine list combines natural wines from Italian microproducers with great classics such as Barolo, Amarone and Prosecco. Capricci offers a unique experience of products and authentic Italian recipes which can be tasted comfortably seated at the table, or brought home for your own pleasure. Moreover Capricci features a rich program of special events and “piatti del giorno” that will make any visit to the restaurant unique. The dining room can seat 25, the service is very well finished, while remaining informal.
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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little gem. Good prices, food is outstanding and staff were very friendly and helpful

D
London
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely small enoteca with an authentic Italian ambiance and friendly staff in an excellent location behind the Tate Modern. All ingredients and the pasta are fresh, and the wine list is excellent. So what could go wrong? The chef doesn’t seem to know how to put the ingredients together. Prawns with cheese?! Vinegary flavourless mushrooms, too salty gorgonzola sauce. Rubbery pasta. Undercooked guanciale is just gristly lumps of fat. For half the price I would be sending private feedback, but this was nearly £40 per person.

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Restaurant chose NOT to tell me before sitting down to a business lunch that its credit card machine doesn't work. Only when the bill was produced restaurant told me that it'd only accept cash and that there's an ATM machine a block away. Luckily I had cash. If I didn't, I was to run out to a cash machine to get cash and run back leaving my clients sitting there waiting for me to return with cash. Extremely inconsiderate.

Capricci
Responded on 11 October 2019

Dear Ken, Unfortunately the card machine network went down during service and we told you as soon as we figured it out. Therefore I don't think you should write such a review for a network problem which happened to hundreds of restaurant at the same time and which is usually extremely rare.

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VM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious, authentic Italian food. So much better than any Italian chain! Very close to Tate Modern too!

GG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service as always.

JB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious pasta and gorgeous wines set in an authentic deli opposite the Tate Modern. Whats not to love?

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty Italian food in a cosy restaurant. They had run out of a few things which was a shame but all the food we had was very good.

II
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite hidden gem! We keep returning back and continue to enjoy it :)

G
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing- real authentic Italian cooking. Full marks.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are sorry that we do not live in Southwark -we love eating here. The staff are helpful and cheerful and the food is delicious.

DO
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty Italian food and drink in a pleasant restaurant with good service. A nice meal out.

HP
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've walked past this little place many times on the way to Tate Modern, it looks like a casual coffee place, but don't be fooled! Decided to try it the other night as I wanted an early dinner. Was blown away - excellent food and really friendly service from an all Italian team. I had burratina with tomatoes as a starter - the burratina was as creamy as you could get, the tomatoes were really ripe and sweet, and the balsamic vinegar was top class. And it wasn't served too cold, the way such salads often are in London. I followed up with spinach and ricotta ravioli with a fresh cherry tomato sauce - again all top quality ingredients, very well prepared. I just had a glass of the house white, which was excellent. You can tell they care about their wines from the excellent range of Italian wines on display.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was quite poor, even though I was quite early for lunch and only 3-4 tables were occupied, it took ca 15 minutes to get food ordered. But once ordered the food arrived quickly. The starter (pear/rocket/grand padana salad) was nice, but served in a deep bowl and the knife was so blunt that it was very difficult to cut the pear. The wild mushroom pasta tasted nice, but there was too much pasta and too little mushrooms. No ice in carafe of water despite +30C weather. Not very memorable experience, overpriced for £30 (including service)

f
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delightful food, setting and location. The service was friednly and helpful. excellent all round.

OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good tasty informal Italian food but nothing spectacular at a slightly too high a price to call it great value.

SM
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, short but well-executed menu, authentic, handy location, very small inside (just a few tables), service a bit perfunctory.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Truly the best meal I have had in a very long time.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Speechless。

CM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and delicious food. Staff are fanatastic. Not cheap and not prohibitively expensive either. Fab location for the Globe and Tate and a bit quieter than the touristy restaurants along the south bank.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is exacty the food you might eat in a typical tiny bistro in Italy, far removed from the pasta joints on the High Street - totally authentic, right down to its faults. My advice would be: don't go by the website which paints a picture of superior Italian cuisine. Forgive the under-cooked spaghetti, the bits of shell in the vongole, the oversized starters which bloat you up much too early. - lower your sights and you might even like it a lot.

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great little Italian deli that does good food with a smile.

AN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

A
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Early pre theatre dinner and the restaurant was quiet. Eaten there many times over the past 3 years and food always excellent. Service efficient and friendly

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and an excellent selection of wine. Discreet service.

E
London
57 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food in a small space, probs lay the right way around!

EP
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly atmosphere. Italian original food. Very good.

L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent but with one small hitch, I told them on arrival that I had a booking, they said showed me to a window bar seat facing away from the restaurant and with no view also very uncomfortable for someone alone. I decided to leave and told the waitress I was not happy as I had ore booked and wasn’t happy with the seat, she then said oh my colleague didn’t realise you had booked and showed meto a nice table that had been reserved for me, after that everything was perfect, service food ambience, they just need to pay a little more attention when greeting people.

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This was the second visit as loved first time, disappointing second. Starter - grissini with tiny amount veg, cold soup (which was heated up) & apple pie (which was actually cake)

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, quirky, we loved the quality and freshness of the ingredients. Italian to the core. 👍

C
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and service. Cosy atmosphere and great wine selection.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

homemade Italian food, not another restaurant chain,

very friendly staff

excellent food

W
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may have been the best meal I've ever eaten at a restaurant. The quality of the food and wine was outstanding, and well worth paying a little extra for. Service was quick, friendly and unobtrusive. Highly recommended!

DS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and wine, and a quiet, friendly place for a leisurely Sunday lunch.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Without ant doubt the best italian food in London!

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. Small intimate venue, quiet. Menu has few options but we all found things we wanted.

JR
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars excellent food and service was excellent too would highly recommend

VA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was lovely, the atmosphere was perfect - relaxed, but not overly so. The service felt a little impersonal at times, but that’s not to say the staff were inattentive; more that they simply let us get on with things, which can actually be quite nice!

C
London
272 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

There were a few moments, during our lunch, when we thought we were on some TV show, with hidden cameras. We found ourselves wondering if each blunder or pitfall meant that a presenter was about to leap out, telling us it’d all been a comedy.

We arrived 5 or 10mins ahead of our booking. No greeting. I had to get the chef’s attention, he in turn got a waitress’s attention, and so the comedy of errors started.

The menu looked good, a bit over-priced, and with few veggie options, but we were optimistic. Our first mistake.

Three of four of us opted for a pasta with prawns and clams. Nope, there was only one serving left. This was at 1.30pm. Thankfully, we’re friends, so we all compromised, and chose again. It took no fewer than four times of asking, to get some water for the table.

The food was great. Well, no…..what we ordered sounded great. Then the chef told us the oven had broken. No apology, just a taciturn waitress who offered tiny scraps of information, to help us re-order, again. A veggie pasta magically existed, though it hadn’t 20mins’ ago.

When our meals arrived, there were truly lovely. We felt good about staying; we ordered another bottle of wine.

Then the waitress produced a laptop, sat behind us and started working. A manager – perhaps the owner? – turned up and started stock-taking, around us. This, in a very small space. He shouted his counting of products – to the waitress, to the chef? Who knows. We struggled to maintain conversation, between only four of us.

Two ordered dessert, a tiramisu to share. This was grabbed from a fridge next to us, and plonked on the table, in its sad little plastic tub.

So, will we be back? Hmmm, we were pondering on that, as we paid the bill. Then the chef got on the phone and started arguing with a supplier. Maybe it was the oven company.

No-one asked how our meal had been. So, here’s the honest answer: one of you can cook. None of you, however, should be in a job involving customers.

 

 

 

 

j
London
269 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a marvellous dinner at Capricci. The food was delicious and good value. The menu is not extensive but that is made up for by the sheer quality of the food they do serve.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Restaurant area is small (only a few tables), but the food is fantastic and in a nice modern setting.